Two dental hygienists collaborate to bring fun and education to children in cancer treatment
Dental Hygienists Collaborate to Help Children With Cancer
Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2022
Two dental hygienists from opposite ends of the US, Carrie Wucinich, RDH, and Jill Meyer-Lippert, RDH, have joined forces to help children with cancer. Now they invite other dental professionals to join them in making a difference.
Based in Nevada, Wucinich is the author of Where the Sugar Bugs Live, a motivational children’s book that educates families on the importance of oral hygiene. The book provides children with the visual they need to understand the importance of taking care of their teeth, and a percentage of the book sales is dedicated to supporting pediatric cancer patients and their families. Meyer-Lippert is based in Wisconsin and is the founder of Side Effect Support, an online resource for cancer patients, family caregivers, and healthcare providers to reduce the harmful oral side effects of cancer treatments.